Regulation Impact Statement Updates

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Modernising Australia Post

Aust Gov
28th August 2015

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 27 July 2015, instruments amending Australia Post’s pricing and performance arrangements were introduced into parliament.

The amendments allow Australia Post to introduce a two-speed letter service – comprising regular and priority services. The regular service would be up to two days slower, which would enable Australia Post to lower costs through reduced need for overnight processing and increased automation of sorting. Daily delivery of mail would continue under both regular and priority mail.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of Communications, and has been assessed as compliant and consistent with best practice by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR).

The RIS estimates the average annual regulatory cost saving at $211.8 million per annum. The OBPR has agreed to the regulatory cost saving.

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